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Former American Liver Foundation Board Chairman, Dr. James Boyer, Named Recipient of International Award

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October 25, 2020

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Former American Liver Foundation Board Chairman, Dr. James Boyer, Named Recipient of International Award 

Contributions to the field of hepatology recognized by the European Association for the Study of the Liver

(NEW YORK, NY) – The American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) former Chairman of the Board, Dr. James Boyer, MD, FACEP, Ensign Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and Emeritus Director, Yale Liver Center, received the International Recognition Award from the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) at the 2020 Digital International Liver Congress. 

Dr. Boyer, a former Chair of our Board, also served as a dedicated member of the Board for many years. His dedication and passion for improving the lives of those impacted by liver disease inspires each and every employee and volunteer in the ALF family. He received the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from ALF in 1999 and was honored by ALF’s Connecticut Division with the Founder’s Award in 2017 for his contributions to liver disease research and treatment. EASL’s International Recognition Award honors Dr. Boyer’s more than 50-year commitment to practicing medicine, position as Founding Director of the Liver Center at Yale University School of Medicine, and dedication to ALF in promoting education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

“Dr. Boyer serves as an inspiration to all in the hepatology field due to his unwavering support and contributions to the advancement of liver disease research and treatment and we are honored to have benefited from his contributions as ALF’s Chairman of the Board,” said Daniel E. Weil, Chairman of the Board, American Liver Foundation. “His achievements have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by his many recognitions. The addition of the International Recognition Award to his accolades is well deserved and we offer our congratulations to him for his continued recognition.”

A graduate of Haverford College (1958) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1962), Dr. Boyer spent time with the U.S. Health Service in Calcutta, India, during his medical residency. He is interested in all aspects of basic and clinical hepatology and his laboratory’s major efforts have been the study of mechanisms of bile formation and cholestasis. Dr. Boyer is the recipient of Distinguished Achievement Awards from the American Gastroenterological Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and is a member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Society of Scholars.

The EASL awards recognize excellence within the hepatology field every year at the annual EASL meeting by honoring individuals for their accomplishments. The now 15-year award ceremony is designed to highlight those that have displayed the association’s goals of “providing major advances in science, knowledge, clinical care and teaching in their own field of expertise.”

Read more about Dr. Boyer from the Journal of Hepatology.

 

About the American Liver Foundation

Founded in 1976, the American Liver Foundation (ALF) is the nation’s largest patient advocacy organization for people with liver disease. ALF reaches over 3 million people each year with health information, education and support services via its local community programming and active online presence. ALF has a dedicated National Helpline and a Physician Locator. For more information, go to www.liverfoundation.org or call ALF at 1-800-GO-LIVER (1-800-465-4837). 

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